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Newsletter March 16th

SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE 
Bhí ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ iontach ag DCW ón Marta 12th go 16th. Bhí an-craic ag an scoil go léir with a fantastic great schedule of events organised by the Irish Department. It started on Monday with the Annual Irish Mass at 11.30am in the beautiful Dominican Chapel with the Gaelscoil paistí ó rang 4-6. It was a beautiful mass with fabulous singing from both the Gaelscoil children and the DCW Liturgical Choir. Thanks to all involved. It was a very special way to commence ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’. The rest of the week saw numerous activities ‘as gaeilge’ including a lunchtime céilí with Ms. Wadden in Fatima Hall. Christina Ashley did a solo rince – well done Christina and Katherine Moyseyeva and Aisling O’ Neill also performed- great dancing by all! On Thursday Ms. Wadden gave a talk to TY students on the ‘Myths of the Irish Language’. It was a very entertaining and thought provoking talk and the TY students were very interested. There were ‘Tráth na gCeist’ afternoons for Juniors and Seniors – lots of fun was had by all. Well done to the Junior winning team – Catherine Moyseyeva, Jennifer Madden, Ellen Savage, Abi Smith and Johanna Murphy – enjoy the eggs girls! The last day of the ‘seachtain’ Friday is the official ‘Lá Glas’ and the Senior students will have their Tráth na gCeist. Thanks to all the TY’s and the Irish Department for organising such a fun week to celebrate ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’.

BASKETBALL
Congratulations to all the first and second year students who headed to Colaiste Craobh Abhann on Tuesday 13th March for their basketball matches. The first years played a super match and won 38-2. Special congratulations go to Ange Balciunaite and Clodagh Quinn. The second years also played really well but were narrowly defeated. Jennifer Madden and Doireann Drennan played particularly skillfully. Well done to all and thanks to CCA for hosting.

HOCKEY
Well done to the first year hockey teams who travelled to Pembroke on Wednesday 14th. Both teams played great matches and won 2-1 and 5-2. Congratulations girls.

CARLINGFORD
Best of luck to the TY girls who are off to Carlingford on Tuesday for a few days. We hope you have lots of fun!

DAFFODIL DAY
Ms. Walshe and her TY class have been busy preparing for the ‘Coffee Morning’ and cake sale in aid of ‘Daffodil Day’ for the Irish Cancer Society on Friday 16th. All parents and friends of the school were invited to Fatima Hall from 11.30 – 1.00pm. It was a great success. Thank you to all for your support for this very worthwhile cause.

JUNK KOUTURE ON EAST COAST RADIO
Zara Hitchen, Charlotte Wallis and Chloe Hobbs along with their art teacher Ms. Horan were interviewed on East Coast Radio on Thursday regarding their qualification to the Finals in the Bank of Ireland Recycled Junk Kouture Fashion Competition with their stunning design 'Tribal to the Cork'. They got to talk about the competition and described the design and process of making their fabulous outfit. We are delighted with the girl’s achievement and are looking forward to the finals in the Three Arena on the 19th of April.

TALK FOR PARENTS OF 3RD YEARS
On Thursday the 15th there was a talk given to parents of present third years to inform them about the Transition Year programme on offer to them in DCW. It was a very informative talk and should be useful to parents and students in planning their year ahead.

TANZANIA
The ‘Tanzania Girls’ organised a hike to Glendalough last Saturday morning. They had an early start leaving DCW at 5.45am. The group really enjoyed a fabulous hike in the beautiful early morning. The girls have raised €18,000 to date with all their activities. Their next fundraiser is a ‘Table Quiz’ in association with the Wicklow Rotary Club. It will be held on Friday 23rd of March in the Grand Hotel. It promises to be a great evening with a buffet meal starting at 7.45pm and the cost is €120. Thanks to the Wicklow Rotary Club for organising and helping the girls with their fundraising for the ‘School of St. Jude, Tanzania’.

EASTER HOLIDAYS
School will close for the Easter holidays at 3.15pm on Friday 23rd March and will reopen on Monday 9th April. We wish you all a very happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all on our return.

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